Call for a Fair Global Climate Fund at Cancún Climate Conference COP16

We are joining together as civil society to call for the establishment of a fair global climate fund  at COP-16 that will meet the needs and interests and protect the rights of the most vulnerable communities and people around the world.

Alongside rapid and deep emission reductions, developed countries must deliver on their long-term climate finance commitments under the UNFCCC and Bali Action Plan. The establishment of a fair global climate fund at COP-16 is essential for the effective use of long-term, new and additional, predictable and public climate finance provided by developed countries. Climate change is already negatively affecting the lives and livelihoods of people living in poverty. Poor people are losing out twice: they are hardest hit by a crisis they did not cause, and they are not yet served by funds that should be helping them. Most existing funds have benefited just a handful of developing countries, privileging mitigation over adaptation and offering little scope for the meaningful participation of affected communities, especially women.

There is an urgent need to establish a new fair global climate fund to help developing countries build resilience to the impacts of climate change, protect their forests, and adopt low-carbon development pathways. Public finance is vital to meet these needs; carbon markets are inadequate or inappropriate. To be truly equitable and effective, the new fund must mark a clear shift in the management of global flows of climate finance that delivers for poor people. It must:

  • Be legitimate and effective
    - Acting under the authority of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, with a specific mandate to focus on climate change and independent from institutions such as the World Bank
    - Ensuring developing countries are equitably represented on the Executive Board of the new Fund, such as the model used in the Adaptation Fund.
    - Ensuring the composition of the Fund Board gives consideration to gender and multicultural balance
    - Ensuring civil society and affected community representatives have a strong voice on the new Board
  • Be designed through a UNFCCC process involving individuals with a range of expertise, including a strong role for civil society, to be finalized no later than COP 17
  • Create a one-stop-shop for climate finance
    - Guaranteeing the vast majority of international public climate finance flows through the new fund
    - Establishing dedicated windows (sub-funds) for adaptation and mitigation that can channel allocated funding to countries

  • Fill the existing funding gap for adaptation
    Pre-allocating at least 50% of climate finance to adaptation

  • Improve access for developing countries and vulnerable communities
    - Allowing direct access to resources, in addition to access through international implementing entities, as decided by the recipient country
    - Ensuring vulnerable groups, especially women and indigenous communities, participate innational processes to determine how finance is spent locally and how it is monitored

The establishment of a fair global climate fund is long overdue. It must not now be held hostage to other areas in the negotiations. In Cancun Parties have an opportunity to mark a new course in the governance of global financial flows that puts poor people at its heart. This chance must not be wasted.

Signed by 215 civil society organizations

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350 Dominicana
350.org
Accent, Krasnodar region
Action Against Climate Change Liberia
ActionAid
AESMO
AFPAT - Chad
Afri
African Biodiversity Network
AGROSAL DE R. L
Agua sustentable
Altay XXI Century, Barnaul
AEVST
American Values Network
Arctic, Altay kray
Armenian Constitutional Right-Protective Centre
Articulacion Nacional Campesina
Asamblea de Afectados por TEXACO- Ecuador
Asociación Comunitaria Unida por el Agua y la
Agricultura, ACUA
Asociación de Desarrollo Comunal
Asociación de Mujeres Madre Tierra
Asociación de Sistemas Autónomos de Agua Potable
y Saneamiento, ASAPS
Asociación Fe y Derechos Humanos, Peru
Asociación Fundación para la Cooperación y el
Desarrollo Comunal de El Salvador
Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del
Ambiente
Asociación Nacional de Productores Ecologicos del
Perú
Asociación Nacional de Trabajadores Agropecuarios
Asociacion para el Desarrollo de el Salvado
Asociación Proyección
Asociación Salvadoreña de Ayuda Humanitaria
Astrakhan State Nature Biosphere Reserve
Ateneo School of Government - Philippines
AWEPON
Baikal Ecological Wave, Irkutsk
Baikal movement
BCDP - Cameroon
Black Stork, Altay
Brigada Cimarrona
C21
Cacto Azul A.C
Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
Caritas Kenya
CCONDEM
CDE-Centro de Documentación y Estudios
CEADESC
Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Desarrollo y
Reforma Agraria
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental
Centro Andino de Educación Promoción José Maria
Arguedas
Centro de Apoyo Solidario, Documentación y Estudio,
A.C.
Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario
Centro de Estudios de la Región Cuicateca
Centro de Gestión Ambiental
Centro de la Mujer Flora Tristan
Centro de Referencia do Movimiento Da Cidanania
Pelas Aguas Florestas e Montanhas Iguassu Iterei
Centro Humboldt
Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental
Cepes
CIDSE
Ciencia Social Alternativa Ac
CIIDH from Guatemala
CLAES
Climaccion
Climate Change and Sustainable Development -
Zimbabwe
Climate Change Network Nigeria
Club of Altay natural reserve Ayutchak supporters,
Altay Republic
Cnc Eloy Alfaro
Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas,
Indígenas y Populares.
COEP
Colectivo Sinergia María Teresa Munguía Gil
Comaletzin A.C.
Comandos de Salvamento
Computer Ecological Center, Nizhniy Novgorod
COMUCAP
Coordinadora Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e
Indígenas
Asociación de Agricultores Oñondivepa.
Confederacion Campesina del Perú
Confederación Nacional Agraria
Confeunasscnc
Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias
Convención Nacional del Agro Peruano – Conveagro
CooperAccion - Acción Solidaria para el Desarrollo
Coordinadora Civil Nicaragua
Coordinadora de Desarrollo de Comunidades de
Oriente.
Corpapa Perú
CSMM
CUT - razil
Development of Public Health System, Vologda
EcoEquity
Ecological Club, Barnaul
Ecological Society of the Philippines
Energy and Development
Environmental Forum - Rwanda
Environmental Justice Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of California
Environmental Management for Livelihood
Improvement
Environmental Monitoring Group
Environmental Watch on North Caucasus
Envi Watchers and Movers - Philippines
Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia AC
Equity and Justice Working Group (EquityBD)
Ethiopia Civil Society Network on Climate Change
Fastenopfer
Federación Indígena Ecologista de Chiapas
Federación Unidad Ecológica Salvadoreña
Fei
Fellowship of Christian Councils & Churches in West Africa
Femucarinap
Fenocin
FIAN Mexico
FOE, Swaziland
Foro Ciudadano de Participación por la Justicia y los
Derechos Humanos
Foro de Mujeres para la Integración Centroamericana
Friends of the Earth International
Fundación Ecuménica para el Desarrollo y la Paz
Fundación Hno Mercedes Ruiz
Fundación IPADE
Fundación Plenitud
Fundación Maquilishuat
Fundación para el Desarrollo
Fundación Salvadoreña para la Reconstrucción y el Desarrollo
Future for ALL, Moscow
Future Together, Novosibirsk
Gaia Tropical
Geographical faculty, Altay State University
Global Call to Action Against Poverty
Global Green USA
Global Movement for Children
Green Convergence - Philippines
Green Hill, Altay Republic
Greening the Beige
Greenpeace
Grupo Propuesta Ciudadana – GPC
IDEC
IDRS
IEDECA
Instituto de Estudos Socioeconomicos
Instituto Latinoaméricano para una Sociedad y un
Derecho Alternativos
Instituto Sur Andino de Derechos Humanos ISADH
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
ISAR - Siberia
Iterei - Refugio Particular de Animais Nativos.
Jubilee South
Kenya Climate Change Working Group
Khamkori Bakhri Tarrakiyot (Cooperation for Development)
Konstantin Vasilyevich Adramonov, Gelendjik,
Krasnodar kray
La Central de Copertivas Cafetaleras
Live & Learn for Environment and Community
Madre Tierra
MAUDESCO
MERCOSUR Social y Solidario
Mesa de Incidencia Política de Mujeres Rurales
Colombianas
Marcha Mundial de Mujeres, Capítulo Paraguay
MOSICC
Movimiento Indigena de Cotopaxi
Movimiento Juvenil Nicaragua (Unión de Jóvenes x la Vida)
MUCA
Mujer y Medio Ambiente. A.C.
Mujeres Rurales de Nicaragua
National Association of Professional Environmentalists
– Uganda
National Catholic Rural Life Conference
National Peace Corps Association
Nature and Youth, Murmansk
New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
OCDIH
Organización Campesina Regional de Concepción
ODECO
OK+, Rostov-on-Don
Organizacion Estatal De Pequeños Productores
Agropecuarios AC.
Oxfam
Participatory Research and Development Initiative
Philippine Network on Climate Change
Practical Action
RAAA
Red de Municipalidades Urbanas y Rurales del Perú
Red de Promotoras y Asesoras Rurales y a
Comaletzin A.C.
Red Jubielo Perú
Rehabilitation of Disabled, Altay
Reseau Action Climate France
Revista Atajo
RWARII
SARILAYA (Women's Organization) - Philippines
Sociedad Internacional e Cambio Climático
Sodruzhestvo (Commonwealth)
Solar Generation France
Sojourners
SOS Sahel Network
Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community
Empowerment
Taiwan Environmental Protection Union
Taller Ecologista - Argentina
Tanzania Civil Society Forum on Climate Change
Tearfund
Terræ Organização da Sociedade Civil
The Chinese Civil Climate Change Action Network
The Converging World
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious
The Provincial Council of the Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)
Tomsk Ecological Students Inspection
Tukhmiparvar
Third World Network - Africa
Uganda Coalition on Sustainable Development
Ugoku/Ugokasu
UKYCC
UNISON
United Mission to Nepal
University of Russia
Uragus, Primorskiy Kray
Vital Civilis
Women Association, People’s Friendship
Women’s Environment and Development Organisation
World Vision International
WWF International
Zambia Civil Society Network on Climate Change
ZERO Regional Environment Organisation (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe Environmental Regional Organisation
Zona Especial Indígena de Nicaragua

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